Friday, June 6, 2008

NewAge B.O.

"Barack Obama isn't really one of us. Not in the normal way, anyway."

"Dismiss it all you like, but I've heard from far too many enormously smart, wise, spiritually attuned people who've been intuitively blown away by Obama's presence - not speeches, not policies, but sheer presence - to say it's just a clever marketing ploy, a slick gambit carefully orchestrated by hotshot campaign organizers who, once Obama gets into office, will suddenly turn from perky optimists to vile soul-sucking lobbyist whores, with Obama as their suddenly evil, cackling overlord."

"Many spiritually advanced people I know (not coweringly religious, mind you, but deeply spiritual) identify Obama as a Lightworker, that rare kind of attuned being who has the ability to lead us not merely to new foreign policies or health care plans or whatnot, but who can actually help usher in a new way of being on the planet, of relating and connecting and engaging with this bizarre earthly experiment. These kinds of people actually help us evolve. They are philosophers and peacemakers of a very high order, and they speak not just to reason or emotion, but to the soul."

"Don't buy any of it? Think that's all a bunch of tofu-sucking New Agey bullshit and Obama is really a dangerously elitist political salesman whose inexperience will lead us further into darkness because, when you're talking national politics, nothing, really, ever changes? I understand. I get it. I often believe it myself."

"Not this time."

-- Mark Morford, columnist (and NewAge pod person), in the SFGate

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1 comment:

  1. Here is the same problem we've just witnessed, in a humorous way, with Rush L. -- people in love with him project so much hope and wisdom on him that in the process they get lost in their own high-falutin' baloney. Why, the Rush's caller announced that he existed on a higher level of consciousness; and Obama's fans see the same in the man. It's the New Agers' propensity for "the rhetorical rainbows of pastel madness," to use your own expression. But the mundane reality usually scales down these supernatural claims, often (if not usually) in decidedly non-pastel ways -- just give it time.

    P.S. To think of Rush and Barack as existing next to each other on that high plane of consciousness... They must be practically spiritual brothers, no? Twins perhaps? ;)